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Dockcase Studio 8-in-1 Review: A Smart USB-C Hub

Photographers constantly have to copy photos from their memory cards. And in this day and age, there are four main card formats being used in new cameras: CFExpress A, CFExpress B, SD, and occasionally micro SD. The most common way to read these formats is through a card reader. Unfortunately...

Peak Design Travel Backpack 45L Review

Recently, I was asked what piece of photography equipment I use the most. At first, I almost said "my camera". But then I thought about it and reconsidered my answer. While it is true that I use my camera for 100% of my photographic work, there is another piece of...

Graduated Neutral Density Filters Explained

At a time when photography software can do almost anything, is there any reason to use physical glass filters in front of your lens? Absolutely! Some problems are still best solved with filters. Today, I’ll introduce one of my favorite types: the graduated neutral density (GND) filter.

SmallRig VB99 Battery Review

Having reliable power is essential to photography and videography. Instead of traditional power banks, lots of photographers - and especially videographers - will use V-Mount style batteries in order to deal with multiple devices more seamlessly. SmallRig’s VB99 is an evolution of the traditional V-Mount battery, and it's what I'll...

Leica M Monochrom (Type 246) Mini Review

One camera brand that has successfully fostered an aura of uniqueness, exclusivity, and luxury is the Leica. This German brand was there at the very beginning of 35mm cameras around a hundred years ago, and it still produces them today. Leica certainly doesn't follow modern design trends; its strength lies...

Zeiss DTI 4/35 Thermal Imaging Camera Review

Although the human eye is a good tool for perceiving the world around us, it's not perfectly attuned to some situations. For example, if light levels are very low, or if you're searching for a well-camouflaged animal, you may not be able to see what you are looking for. However,...